Geographic prevalence. The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) varies considerably with the geographic region perhaps due to differences in the major etiologic factors. Whereas the incidence of HCC is low among Causacians in the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia, it is much higher among the black population in Mozambique, sub-Saharan Africa, and in the Far East [1–3].


Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Choledochal Cyst Intrahepatic Bile Duct Primary Liver Cancer Primary Carcinoma 
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  • Kunio Okuda
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  1. 1.Department of MedicineChiba University HospitalChibaJapan

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